Usa Lil Nas X Usa

Lil Nas X Calls Out BET for Awards Snub: 'Black Gay People Have to Fight to Be Seen'

Reading now: 443

Lil Nas X is calling out the BET Awards for their lack of support of «Black excellence.» After the network announced the nominations for this year's awards on Wednesday morning, the  artist took to Twitter to vent his frustrations about being snubbed by the show for the second year in a row — and on the first day of Pride Month and Black Music Month, too.«Thank you, BET Awards.

An outstanding zero nominations again,» the 23-year-old sarcastically wrote in a now-deleted tweet. «Black excellence!»When asked why he believed his work deserved nominations, Lil Nas X pointed out the success of his debut album, which included three singles — «Montero (Call Me by Your Name),» «That’s What I Want» and «Industry Baby» — on the Billboard Top 10 chart and eight more in the Hot 100.

The album went platinum in the United States, earned placements on a slew of year-end lists and earned various accolades, including five GRAMMY nominations.«I feel like that should've helped me a bit,» he noted.In a final since-deleted tweet, the openly gay artist explained his frustrations, explaining that it was less about his lack of nominations and more about what he feels is a lack of acceptance from his own community.«I just feel like black gay ppl have to fight to be seen in this world and even when we make it to the top mfs try to pretend we are invisible,» he wrote.The GRAMMY winner has had a shaky past with the BET Awards.

The website is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.

Related News